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Study finds PrEP under-prescribed

April 8, 2016 | The University

April 8, 2016 Out of a pool of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men, a new UK study found that only 83 — fewer than one in 10 — reported PrEP use, Reuters reports. But 42 percent of those who do use it said they had not skipped a single dose in the previous […]

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

April 8, 2016 | The University

Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.

Tandon Develops Hybrid Molecule for Breast Cancer Treatment

April 8, 2016 | The University

About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. While death rates have gone down since the early 1990s, breast cancer still results in the second most deaths among women of any type of cancer, behind lung cancer. So far in 2016, researchers at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Tandon School of Engineering have made serious strides in researching the disease.

CUNY Awards Science and Engineering Scholarships To 20 NYC High School Students

April 7, 2016 | The University

Twenty New York City high school students – representing bright and promising future scientists and engineers – have been awarded prestigious scholarships to The City University of New York.

City Tech Partners with Industry City on the Innovation Lab for Community Job Training

April 7, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Job seekers and would-be entrepreneurs in Sunset Park, Red Hook, and other Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods now have a new resource: an integrated employment and entrepreneur development center providing access to good-paying jobs and economic opportunities in the city’s technology, creative and manufacturing sectors. Known as The Innovation Lab, a 7,700 square-foot space at Industry City […]

BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang said. But Liang […]

CCNY Macaulay Honors duo named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

April 7, 2016 | City College

Two members of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Paulina R. Librizzi and Ellianna Schwab, both juniors, join a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Immune-boosting formulation in Chinese herbal remedies comes from bacteria growing on Angelica roots

April 6, 2016 | The University

April 6, 2016 Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the […]

Gay men follow HIV prevention regimen, if MDs prescribe it

April 5, 2016 | The University

Gay and bisexual men who take a Truvada pill daily to prevent infection with HIV did better than researchers expected at sticking to their medication schedule, according to a new report.

Prof. Sanford Wins Third Fulbright Scholarship and Will Publish Two Books in 2016

April 4, 2016 | Lehman College

This is shaping up to be quite a successful and exciting year for Professor Victoria Sanford, the chair of the Lehman College Anthropology Department and director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies. She’s recently been awarded her third J. William Fulbright Scholarship and is awaiting the publication of two new books this […]

NEW BMCC Mobile App Gives Users Access Anywhere

April 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Getting information about Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just got a little easier. Now, anyone can Start Here. Access Anywhere with a mobile device. BMCC has a new free mobile app for Android and Apple devices, available through the Apple App Store and through the Google Play Store. BMCC President Antonio Pérez says BMCC […]

Why Counterfeit Cigarettes Are More Harmful

April 1, 2016 | The University

If you thought regular cigarettes are unhealthy, wait until you hear what’s inside their counterfeit counterparts.

Kickstarting Innovative Nutrition Research

April 1, 2016 | The University

Since 2012, the Academy’s Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science has awarded research grants to scientists whose work focuses on filling in gaps in knowledge and evidence in the field of nutrition science. By helping to fill out the scientific community’s understanding, these grants aim to drive evidence-based changes to policy and practice impacting public health around the globe.

Macaulay Students and Alumni Receive Goldwater, Rangel, NSF and CLS Awards

April 1, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is proud to announce various award-winners for its high-achieving students. Senior Antonios “Andoni” Mourdoukoutas (City College) has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award (NSF). The NSF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math who are pursuing […]

City Tech Hosts Interdisciplinary Matters Symposium

March 31, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech will host its first ID Matters: Connecting Service, Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning Symposium on April 15 in the Atrium Amphitheater, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Dr. Stephanie Pfirman, Professor of Environmental Science and Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 and Martin Hirschorn Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences, Barnard […]

Men Using Daily HIV Prevention Drug Report High Levels of Adherence Research being presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

March 30, 2016 | The University

A study of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men currently prescribed a daily HIV prevention drug showed high levels of medication adherence.

Astronomers fund copy of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot on dwarf star

March 30, 2016 | The University

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm looks like Jupiter’s Big Red Spot, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. However, this “exo-storm” hasn’t been spied on another gas giant, it’s been spotted in the uppermost layers of a cool, small star.

Brain-shocking therapy may work by boosting calcium in the brain

March 29, 2016 | The University

We might finally be figuring out how an increasingly popular therapy that uses electricity to boost the brain’s functioning has its effects – by pushing up levels of calcium in cells.

Reginald Blake Named City Tech’s 2016-2017 Scholar on Campus

March 25, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Dr. Reginald Blake, a geo-physicist and water resources engineer, with a rich and extensive background in hydro-climatology, satellite and ground-based remote sensing, and physical oceanography, was recently named City Tech’s 2016-2017 Scholar on Campus. City Tech will honor Dr. Blake on Wednesday, April 20, at 5:15 p.m., Atrium 632, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The […]

BMCC Out in Two Program Welcomes 43 New Students

March 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

March 24, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 43 new students to the Out in Two scholarship program during the Spring 2016 induction ceremony on March 22. Combined, the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 cohorts will be the largest number of students in the Out in Two academic program’s 17-year -history. More than […]